Meet The Team

What started as a mutual desire between friends to live a life less ordinary in the best London homes and villas has grown into a highly sought-after service for those in the know.

Driven by a small, charismatic team, we combine a relentless desire to meet your needs with the experience needed to help you unlock the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Ralph de Wavrin

Director

Fluent in English and French (with a slither of Greek to boot), Ralph has a deep-seated love and knowledge of the Greek Islands having grown up in Corfu. He continues to split his time between London and Corfu, where he owns a villa right on the water.

George Vernon

ARLA MRICS

Director

Having spent the last 10 years waving to them, George knows every doorman, barista, window cleaner and banker in Mayfair. So, no wonder that his extensive contact list relies on him as one of the most knowledgeable lettings agents in Mayfair. We call him our in-house chameleon because he gets on with everyone, and when it comes to new opportunities, he comes with eyes in the back of his head.

Charlie Gibson

ARLA MRICS

Managing Director

Depend upon Charlie to be trustworthy, accurate – and unashamedly straight-talking. With over a decades’ worth of experience in the industry, he has the knowledge and confidence to make tough decisions when needed. He has experience selling property up to £30M with a black book of transactions totalling more than £300M.

Harvey Cyzer

Director

Harvey has over 25 years of professional experience within the luxury real estate industry and 12 years as a Proprietary Partner at Knight Frank, the world’s largest private property firm. During his time at Knight Frank whist taking responsibility for the Mayfair office he oversaw the prime central London offices including Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington and Victoria.

Ari Reid

Head of Acquisitions

Ari Reid is a formidable force in the real estate industry, holding the prestigious position of Head of Acquisitions for Oliver Bernard. With a keen eye for hidden gems and a knack for negotiating deals, Ari has earned a reputation as the go-to expert for off-market properties. Her extensive network and insider knowledge grant her access to exclusive listings not found in the public domain, giving her clients a distinct advantage in the competitive real estate market.

Izzy Bradshaw

FARLA

Lettings Director

Izzy, a Fellow of ARLA and Director of Lettings in Marylebone, joins Oliver Bernard to boost the lettings team in Marylebone having led the Savills office as a Director for 5 years. With the likes of The Howard de Walden Estate on her client list, Izzy skilfully expanded her team from a single member to a unit of five and understands the importance of nurturing invaluable relationships with clients and teams alike. 

Melanie Staley

Consulting Director

Following many years’ experience working with clients such as Red Savannah, Abercrombie & Kent, Sotheby’s and Mustique Island across the travel, fine art and lifestyle sectors, Mel joins Oliver Bernard as a Directing Consultant to develop the product portfolio, marketing strategy and sales operation to build brand awareness and achieve long term growth.

Christina Lamprou

Luxury Villa Specialist

Christina is a passionate traveller with a deep curiosity for exploring new cultures. A graduate of the Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, she holds a Licence LEA – Langues Étrangères Appliquées. Having lived in four different countries, Christina seized the opportunity to establish herself in the UK, embarking on a career in Luxury Travel.

Kim Oldham

ARLA

Lettings Director

Head of Lettings for the new Notting Hill office, Kimberly began her career in the property industry in 2013 and over the last decade has honed her expertise in the highly competitive lettings market. Though a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea veteran, for the past five years, Kimberley has dedicated herself to Notting Hill, cultivating an unparalleled knowledge of the area and fostering an exceptional reputation among local Landlords.

Rob Gittins

ARLA

Lettings Director

Meet Rob, Lettings Director for our Mayfair office and an esteemed figure in the luxury real estate industry, boasting over 15 years of invaluable experience. Having spent a decade with the prestigious global property firm, Knight Frank, Rob has honed his expertise in Prime Central London lettings. Furthermore, he delved into the Home Counties market, adding another layer of depth to his knowledge.

Christian Marks

Lettings Advisor

Christian is a dependable and enthusiastic team member who graduated in Real Estate from Oxford Brookes and also has a Masters in International Planning and Sustainable Development. He knows Mayfair well and how it has evolved over recent years into a dynamic place whilst retaining its “village “appeal, and is well placed to assist in finding a property to meet your needs.

William Bishop

Senior Advisor

Will is extremely enthusiastic and has a real passion for all things property and people. Living just a few stops away in St Johns Wood, Will is often in Mayfair enjoying The Audley for a weekday drink and Marylebone High Street for a weekend stroll. Both Will’s parents have a successful 75 years in the…

Olivia Kenyon

Luxury Villa Specialist

A seasoned traveller, Olivia is happiest with her toes in the sand and a cocktail firmly in one hand. She combines expertise, personal knowledge and an eye for exquisite luxury to design dream holidays for families, parties and bucket list adventures.

Rosa Halliday

Senior Advisor

Bubbly and outgoing, Rosa is not only passionate for delivering great service, but she has the knowledge and expertise in the industry to find the perfect property for you. She’s dependable and relied upon for providing honest advice and guiding you through the property market. She’s a passion for all things property and customer service….

Michelle Devits

Digital Marketing Consultant

From TikTok to start-ups, Michelle is the master of all things photography, videography and influencer development. Appearing at the likes of Cannes Film Festival and London Fashion Week, Michelle is the Founder of THIRTYSIX. As a consultant, she is responsible for OB’s digital marketing and content production, adding her unique vision to create meaningful stories…

Amir Salahi

Consultant

Before finding his passion for property, Amir began his education as an Electronics Engineering graduate with a degree from the University of Westminster.  Amir has lived in Kensington and Chelsea since he was a toddler. Raised in London, Fluent in Farsi, Amir’s cultured and measured approach allows him to create a positive rapport with the…

Careers

OB Private is expanding, to help us keep pace
please apply for vacancies below:

Business Development Manager

Mayfair

Full Time

23 December 2024

Lettings Manager

Mayfair

Full Time

23 December 2022

Head of Sales

Notting Hill

Full Time

31 December 2023

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